Tony's testimonial in pictures

Tony Carr's Testimonial was a great success - as you can see from photos of a night when West Ham United were 5-1 winners against the Academy All-Stars.

That's not all though. WHUTV will have full reaction to come - including from the Hammers new strike force of Gianfranco Zola and Paolo Di Canio as well as highlights of all six goals scored on the night. Keep an eye on whufc.com as well for the thoughts of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Liam Ridgewell, Anton Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Mark Noble, Cristian Montano and, of course, Tony.

England manager Fabio Capello is another to have offered his support for the Academy Director. "It is a great achievement to work with and develop so many players that have gone to play for their country. I know West Ham has a fantastic tradition for producing international footballers and I am very happy that tonight so many people will celebrate what Tony Carr has done for West Ham and England."

Di Canio was voted man of the match, having featured for both teams while two-goal Montano was among the new faces to watch out for from the Academy production line. At half-time, the fans were treated to a roll of honour of some of Tony's most famous graduates while a special reception was held after the match in the club's Legends Lounge. All in all, it was a fitting night for 'Mr West Ham'.

PICTURE GALLERY

Tony Carr

Tony takes to the field in a special guard of honour

Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Tony Carr and John Terry

Flanked by three England stars, Tony takes centre stage

Tony Carr

Tony thanked all who turned out to support his night

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard was surprised but happy with his reception

John Terry

John Terry was another to receive a good round of applause

 

Joe Cole

No one was shocked by Joe Cole's standing ovation

Anton and Rio Ferdinand

Into the match, and captain Rio partnered brother Anton

Tony Carr

Tony was busy at work with his Academy All-Star subs

Paolo Di Canio and Mark Noble

Homegrown star Mark Noble closes down Paolo Di Canio

Gianfranco Zola

The manager bided his time before his star turn

Rio Ferdinand and Paolo Di Canio

There was plenty of congratulations come the final whistle